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South University

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    Private, For-Profit

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    4 Years

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South University is a private not-for-profit type university established back in 1899 and was first founded under the name ‘Draughan's Practical Business College’, headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. Later the name was changed to Draughon’s Junior College. In the year 1974 after the institution was acquired by the ‘South family’, the university finally got its current name in the year 1986.

The main campus of the university is located in Savannah, Georgia, and consists of 07 other campuses across the United States of America with 2 learning sites. It offers a wide variety of courses and has over 8,954 students enrolled in the university from all over the United States, as well as other parts of the world.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 26:1.

The university offers various facilities and services for the students to succeed and achieve their goals and targets; it caters to the student’s needs by providing services such as career services and counseling, alumni connections and various other on-campus activities.

Online Education at South University 

The university started offering online courses in the year 2004 and since then the university has been a popular place for the students interested in online education as 52% of the students in the university are enrolled exclusively online. The university not just offers quality education, but also offers various courses and majors online. The online courses offered by the university combines the flexibility of the online classroom as well as provides one-on-one support to the students to help them with every step of the way to achieve the goals and shape careers.

  • It also provides financial assistance, a fast-paced format and the modern learning experience for the students to improve and sharpen their skills.

  • The university offers several Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Post-Graduate Certificates, and Doctorate level programs.


Various reviews provided by the students of the university as well as the ranking are listed below.

  • The university provides a military and veteran-friendly atmosphere which is well appreciated by the students.

  • The faculties are very friendly, easily approachable and helpful.

  • Few programs and the curriculum need improvement.

Location & Contact






709 Mall Blvd


  • The university is ranked between 107-141 in ‘Regional Universities-South’, according to the U.S News.


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South University Admission Process

Application Procedure

In the South University the terms beginning in October, January, April, and June are operated on a quarter system. Compressed class calendars to meet the needs of the students are offered by the South University. The online classes are designed to meet the needs of today’s busy adults. The online classes are operated in a compressed format of 28-days, 5 and 10 weeks.

The student needs to follow the steps given below before starting the admission process

  • The application form should be submitted by the students to the university

  • Students should submit the verification of their high school graduation or equivalent before the commencement of the course

  • A date for the further admission process will be notified by the university

  • Applicants will receive written notification of the action taken by the admissions office after the completion of the above steps

General Admission Requirements

Students interested to undertake online degree programs are required to provide proof of the date high school graduation or equivalent (with a minimum of CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) was earned.The university administered placement test should be completed by the students during the first session of attendance
An international baccalaureate program diploma will be accepted by the South University in the requirement for the high school graduation
If a student fails to submit the verification of high school graduation within 10 weeks after the commencement of classes then the students will have to face the following consequences

  • The student will be removed from the class

  • The enrolment of the students will be cancelled

  • The student will not be receiving any transcripts from the university

Note: Students who are having unusual situations or circumstances are granted exceptions to the 10-week period. The office of South University must receive the information about unusual situations and circumstances for approval.

Technical requirements

  • The multimedia classrooms require students to be using laptop computers

  • Laptop computer with internet access and CD ROM are crucially required for online courses

  • Students should be having the minimum computer specifications which are set by the school. The minimum computer specifications keep changing every year

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Being a private for-profit institute, the expense to attend the university is quite above average. It is because the university not only provides quality education but sets new standards for the students to meet newer heights in academics and to also give students practical experience so that they can meet the requirements of the outer world. 

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Most Popular Majors:

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    533 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    324 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    121 Graduates

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

    95 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    63 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    59 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    47 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    19 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    63 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    59 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    47 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    19 Graduates

  • Legal Support Services

    18 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    5 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

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Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


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US National: 44%



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The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

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The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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The students at SUO have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into change-makers. Since the campus life of students assumes a fundamental part in their development and improvement, students at SUO are encouraged to invest their energy in learning and developing themselves. There are around 18% male and 82% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

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$15,278 - $46,176

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$159 - $479

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

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The university offers various financial aid for the students who qualify and are eligible to avail the financial assistance. The financial aids are available in various forms such as scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs. 

The students looking for financial aid must fill the FAFSA forms with the accurate details. The federal school code of the university is 013039.

Scholarship opportunities available for the students are $1000 Path to Graduation Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship, Georgia Zell Miller Scholarship and many more.

Federal Aids available for the students are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and many more.

Institutional Aids available for the students are South University Grant and South University Alumni Scholarship.

State Grants available for the students are Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP), Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and many more.

Military Aids available for the students are Tuition Assistance "Top-Up", Post 9/11 GI Bill, Active Duty Scholarship and many more.

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